During his debut campaign in Italy, Douglas Costa demonstrated an array of talents, not least his exceptional close control and pace to burn, making him a nightmare for opposition defenders dragged out wide to the touchline whenever Costa got ball to feet.
Last season, he completed the most dribbles in Serie A (106) and whipped in over a century of crosses into the box. All the while, the Brazilian’s end product was of the highest consistency, providing the second most assists (14) across Italy’s top tier and creating 60 scoring opportunities in the process.
Last but certainly not least, Costa also had a taste for goalscoring himself, netting four in the league and two in the TIM Cup, including one in that magnificent night in Rome, in which Juventus claimed their fourth straight success in the competition.
A true fan’s favourite for his silky skills, game-changing ability and Fino Alla Fine mentality, Costa also picked up MVP of the Month awards in January and April.
What is for certain is you’ll be rising to your feet on far more occasions in the next few seasons, because Douglas Costa is here to stay!